Secret History of Atomic Explosion Cinematography

Posted by on Sep 15 2010, in apocalypticpost, atomic bomb, atomic bomb film, Nuclear Art, nuclear explosions

Upon browsing Metafilter the other day, I discovered an interesting article about a secret USA Film studio used in California for the cold war. Check out this article from the New York Times:

While many of the scientists who made atom bombs during the cold war became famous, the men who filmed what happened when those bombs were detonated made up a secret corps.

Their existence and the nature of their work has emerged from the shadows only since the federal government began a concerted effort to declassify their films about a dozen years ago. In all, the atomic moviemakers fashioned 6,500 secret films, according to federal officials.

For those a bit short on time, this video clip sums it up nicely:

There is a certain destructive beauty to these photographs of atom bomb testing; it certain would appeal to those with a penchant for Post Apocalyptic art.


  • Hello there,

    I really like your blog, found some great videos through it (love the Fallout 3 YouTube Drama series!)

    Though this might interest you

    It's a post-apocalyptic MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer online RPG) which is browser based and free to play. It got shed loads of weapons, armour, meds, characters, maps etc. etc. Originally it was a GW Necromunda themed game so it still retains a little of that style. Anyway, though you might like – maybe I'll see you in the wastes (look for Rufus) 😉